The United States Department of Treasury is an executive department as well as the official treasury of the United States federal government. The work of the treasury generally involves the process of ensuring and safeguarding the country's economic and financial systems.
CDFI's could be community development banks, community development credit unions, community development venture capital funds, micro-enterprise development loan funds, or community development corporations.
The programs and initiatives of the treasury are greatly influenced by its general agency mission which is to create and sustain a strong economy and generate various economic and job opportunities by way of encouraging the conditions that foster and highlight economic growth and stability, both inside and the country and overseas, strengthening national security by eliminating and appropriately responding to threats, and ultimately, protecting the integrity of the country's financial system while simultaneously managing the government's finances and resources.
One of the prominent programs of the Department of Treasury is the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, otherwise known as CDFI Fund.
Community Development Financial Institutions are basically financial institutions who possess the ability to provide credit and financial services to underserved industries and communities.
Scalable Nanomanufacturing Grants Program The National Science Foundation has announced the constitution of the Scalable Nanomanufacturing Grants Program wherein it intends to deepen and encourage research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the largescale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. Minority Business Enterprise Centers for Minority-Owned Businesses The The Minority Business Development Agency has recently constituted the Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBEC) Program wherein it aims to support minority-owned businesses by providing them with electronic and one-on-one business development services for a reasonably nominal fee. Grants and Loans From The Department of Energy In 1977, the President of the United States of America signed the The Department of Energy Organization Act which mandated the creation of the United States Department of Energy, which more commonly known as DOE. Pell Grants - Help with Financing Your Education The Federal Pell Grant Program is overseen by the Department of Education and falls under the Federal Student Aid Information Center. In order to be eligible students must be enrolled in eligible schools that may be public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education. National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships in Poetry The Literature Fellowship program will offer $25,000 grants in poetry to published creative writers that are capable of writing literary pieces, conduct research, travel, and work towards general career advancement activities. Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs Technical Assistance The Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs Technical Assistance Program is designed to decrease the number of disadvantaged micro-entrepreneurs by helping them enhance their management capabilities, by way of providing them with technical assistance and training in the areas concerning activities that are associated with starting, expanding and growing their businesses. Financial Aid for Students - The Role of the Federal Student Aid Office The Federal Student Aid Office makes sure that eligible students get to benefit from financial assistance to complete an education beyond high school. The Office plays a vital role in the entire financial aid process and has an active role in ensuring that students have access to all the information they need when requesting federal assistance to attend college.
There is a new, seven-foundation partnership established that support nonprofits to become more effective and engaged. The Fund for Shared Insight has announced its first round of grants, which are intended “to encourage and incorporate feedback from the people the social sector seeks to help; understand the connection between feedback and better results; foster more openness between and among foundations and grantees; and share lessons.”